Aerated Bread Company

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    Authors & editors

    Sheridan, John [Author]

    Publisher Wandle Industrial Museum Bulletin
    Year of publication 2022 Issue 114 (Spring)

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Baking & bread
    Nutrition & health

    Scope & contentRecords held at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) throw light on the period when the Aerated Bread Company (ABC) operated the Upper and Middle Mills, Wandsworth.

    In 1864 the ABC leased the mills from James Watney at a rent of £850 pa. According to Peter McGow they were already on site in 1862. The ABC was established in 1862 as a bakery using a new method of forcing carbon dioxide into dough under pressure, rather than through kneading and fermentation. ABC bread was marketed particularly to hospitals as nutritional, easily digested and untouched by human hand.

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